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  • Looking Back - Feb. 15, 2013

    In 1963

    Monday, Feb. 18 — This week the Rotary Club of Las Vegas will celebrate the 58th anniversary of the founding of Rotary in Chicago, on Feb. 23, 1905. Wm. C. Hurt, president of the Rotary Club of Las Vegas, in announcing the anniversary meeting, said, “The celebration of this occasion is global in scope, for there are more than 11,400 Rotary clubs and 529,000 Rotarians. The Rotary Club of Las Vegas, founded in 1920, has 52 members. As its 58th year begins, Rotary is growing at the rate of one club a day.

  • Looking Ahead - News - Feb. 15, 2013

    Matt Mason concert is Saturday

    Country music star Matt Mason in concert, 7:30 p.m. this Saturday in Ilfeld Auditorium. Tickets are $20 for reserved seats, $15 for general admission, and $10 for children and students with valid IDs. Advance tickets are on sale at the Highlands University’s radio station, KEDP 91.1 FM, 901 University Ave or call 454-3238.

  • Weather - Feb. 15, 2013

    Friday
    A 20 percent chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 36. South wind 5-15 mph, becoming north in the afternoon. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 16. North wind around 10 mph, becoming west after midnight.

    Saturday
    Sunny, with a high near 57. West wind 10-15 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 25.

    Sunday
    Sunny, with a high near 59. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 22.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:47 a.m. to 5:43 p.m.

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  • President’s Day holiday closings

    Below are some of the government agencies, banks and schools that will be closed on Monday in observance of the President’s Day holiday.
    • City of Las Vegas offices: Closed
    • Trash pickup: There will be no residential trash pickup on Monday.
    • Abelino Montoya Recreation Center: Open
    • Carnegie Public Library: Closed
    • San Miguel County offices: Open
    • Mora County offices: Open
    • U.S. post office: Closed
    • There will be no mail delivery on Monday

  • Que Pasa - Feb. 15, 2013

    TODAY HOY

  • Noticias - Feb. 15, 2013

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com

  • Legal forum for immigrants set for Friday

    Submitted to the Optic

    New Mexico Highlands University will host a Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals legal forum for immigrants from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today (Friday).

    The free legal forum will be in Douglas Hall, 805 University Ave.

    Allegra Love, a Santa Fe attorney and immigration expert, will present an overview about DACA and who qualifies.

    Love will also help participants individually with legal advice, a case review, preparing documents, and filling out paperwork. She is providing the service free of charge.

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Feb. 15, 2013

    THUMBS UP! STATEWIDE ATTENTION. It’s easy in these parts to become self-absorbed in Las Vegas’ water problems, but we need to remember we’re not the only ones suffering from such circumstances. The entire state is facing a bleak long-range outlook, stemming from a prolonged drought as well as a legal battle with Texas over New Mexico’s dwindling water supply.

  • Editorial Cartoons - Feb. 15, 2013